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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Caring in Reading Information Pack (2020)

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be demanding, physically and mentally. This can have a huge impact on your own health and wellbeing. As a carer it is very important that you are aware of the help available to support you so you…

Help with travel and travel costs (plus accessible facilities)

There is a range of support to help you get out and about, including the following options: Travelling by bus Concessionary Travel Disabled parking Travelling to your workplace The Oracle Shopmobility Scheme RADAR National Key Scheme Accessible Facilities (Changing places) Other services available: Readibus ReadiBus…

Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) - COVID-19 (update)

COVID-19 Update from CYPDT - With regards pay for PA’s employed through Direct Payments during this covid-19 pandemic. It has been agreed that BFFC and ACS will adopt a unified approach, detailed below. • If the PA has been asked not to work by the Employer…

Adult Care & Support Services - information page

Are you are finding it more difficult to take care of yourself or keep in touch with others because you are getting older or you have a disability or ongoing health condition? If so, Adult Social Care Services may be able to help. We offer a…

SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name)

SWAN create awareness of undiagnosed conditions A project offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name) estimate that 30-50% of children with severe learning disabilities and 50% of children in contact with NHS Regional Genetics…

Special Needs Activities

There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays. Some parents prefer an inclusive club where all children are welcome and this…

Short Breaks

The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities,  to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-19yrs). In Reading this is provided by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks form part of a continuum of services, which support disabled…

Transition 16-25

Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family…

Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update documents below (September 2020) This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

SEND Employment

Employment Leaving school and moving into adult life can be an exciting and challenging time for young people and their parents, with lots of changes and choices to be made about the future. If your son or daughter has a special educational need and/or disability,…